OnePlus and Oppo are merging, which signifies a huge change in the smartphone market

Since the launch of the OnePlus One in 2014, OnePlus has achieved a lot over the years. But now, the company may be experiencing the biggest change since its inception as it is merging with Oppo. Though, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau did not actually use the word “merger” in the forum post announcing the changes, it does sound a lot like a merger, Lau said they “decided to further integrate our organization. With OPPO”. 

According to this article, this seems to involve things like team building and resource sharing, as you would expect in a merger. In other words, the OnePlus brand will be separate from Oppo, so you can expect the two companies to continue to release phones. So what does this move mean? Probably not much. Both OnePlus and Oppo are already subsidiaries of BBK Electronics, so they have been linked together. 


Last year Lau began to oversee the product strategy of OnePlus and Oppo. This move saw some of their teams integrate. . Huge changes, but it certainly means some changes, most of which may be positive. For example, Lau noted that this allows the two brands to optimize their operations and take advantage of additional shared resources. According to Liu, these additional resources should lead to better products, but, although not mentioned, it may also lead to the launch of more types of OnePlus phones, and may even lower the price, because it can save you money. The company. R&D and production costs. This move will obviously also improve OnePlus’ efficiency, enabling software updates to arrive faster and more stably. 

Although it has not been announced in this article, the software may also undergo some changes, OnePlus may switch from OxygenOS to ColorOS (the Android overlay used by Oppo). We say this because China’s OnePlus 9 series already uses ColorOS. Or maybe the two interfaces will become more similar, or maybe nothing has changed here, at least outside of China. A series of other devices, such as smartwatches, fitness trackers, and wireless earbuds, may mean that OnePlus will also expand its non-smartphone products. We can also see that OnePlus phones are charging faster and faster because Oppo is one of the leaders, which may even lead to foldable or rollable OnePlus phones because Oppo is developing flexible devices. 

Finally, this move may cause OnePlus and Oppo phones to become more similar. Many of them. This will be a less positive change, not because Oppo phones are not good, but because we like diversity. But this seems to be a possible result, although OnePlus claims that it will continue to operate independently. We don’t necessarily expect this movie to have too much impact on the OnePlus 9T, because it may already be in development, but it will be interesting to see what happens. Suitable for OnePlus 10 and Oppo Find X4.